Know the Cast: ‘The 355’

The 355 Cast - Every Performer and Character in the 2021 Movie

The 355 cast features Jessica Chastain, Penélope Cruz and Fan Bingbing. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Simon Kinberg’s 2022 movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Now streaming on Peacock, The 355 follows a crew of international intelligence agents. The female protagonists track down a decryption drive in Morocco and later make a startling discovery in Shanghai. CIA officer Mace Brown leads the unit as they attempt to expose a rogue agent that could potentially incite World War III. Here’s every main performer and character in The 355.

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The 355 Cast: Jessica Chastain as Mace Browne

The 355 Cast - Jessica Chastain as Mace Browne

Character Profile: A CIA officer. She fails to recover a decryption drive in Paris and then worries about the consequences. Mace teams up with a crew of international agents and discovers the shocking truth about a former colleague.

Chastain’s Resume: Maya in Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Murph in Interstellar (2014), Molly Bloom in Molly’s Game (2017), Beverly Marsh in It Chapter Two (2019), Tammy Faye Bakker in The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021)

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The 355 Cast: Penélope Cruz as Graciela Rivera

The 355 Cast - Penélope Cruz as Graciela Rivera

Character Profile: A Colombian DNI agent. She works as a psychologist and assists a colleague who finds a decryption drive. Graciela reluctantly teams up with several female agents while checking in on her family in Colombia.

Cruz’s Resume: Sofía in Open Your Eyes (1997), Sofia Serrano in Vanilla Sky (2001), Raimunda in Volver (2006), Maria Elena in Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008), Janis in Parallel Mothers (2021)

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The 355 Cast: Fan Bingbing as Lin Mi Sheng

The 355 Cast - Fan Bingbing as Lin Mi Sheng

Character Profile: A Chinese MSS agent. She goes undercover at a Shanghai auction and reveals her true identity to Mace’s squad. Lin Mi links the decryption drive to a drug lord named Elijah Clarke.

Bingbing’s Resume: Wu Yue in Cell Phone (2003), Wu Mei Niang in The Empress of China (2014-15), Blink in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), Li Xuelian in I Am Not Madame Bovary (2016), The Mermaid in The King’s Daughter (2022)

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The 355 Cast: Diane Kruger as Marie Schmidt

The 355 Cast - Diane Kruger as Marie Schmidt

Character Profile: A German BND agent. She interrupts Mace’s operation in Paris. Marie is the daughter of a Russian mole who sold secrets in the early 90s.

Kruger’s Resume: Helen in Troy (2004), Abigail Chase in National Treasure (2004), Bridget von Hammersmark in Inglourious Basterds (2009), Sonya Cross in The Bridge (2013-14), Katja Sekerci in In the Fade (2017)

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The 355 Cast: Lupita Nyong’o as Khadijah Adiyeme

The 355 Cast - Lupita Nyong'o as Khadijah Adiyeme

Character Profile: A retired MI6 agent. She is a cyber security expert who gets recruited by Mace. Khadijah rallies her international colleagues and forms a team that travels to Morocco to investigate the decryption drive.

Nyong’o’s Resume: Patsey in 12 Years a Slave (2013), Maz Kanata in Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015), Nakia in Black Panther (2018), Miss Caroline in Little Monsters (2019), Adelaide Wilson/Red in Us (2019)

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The 355 Cast: Sebastian Stan as Nick Fowler

The 355 Cast - Sebastian Stan as Nick Fowler

Character Profile: Mace’s best friend and CIA colleague. He seemingly dies after a first act mission gone wrong in Paris. Nick remerges in Shanghai and attempts to acquire the decryption drive.

Stan’s Resume: Blaine in Hot Tub Time Machine (2010), Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier in the MCU (2011-), Jeff in I, Tonya (2017), Chris in Destroyer (2018), Tommy Lee in Pam & Tommy (2022)

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The 355 Cast: Édgar Ramírez as Luis Rojas

The 355 Cast - Édgar Ramírez as Luis Rojas

Character Profile: A Colombian DNI agent. He acquires the decryption drive during a raid and tries to sell it in Paris. Luis passes along crucial information to his colleague Graciela.

Ramírez’s Resume: Ilich Ramírez Sánchez in Carlos (2010), Roberto Duran in Hands of Stone (2016), Michael Acosta in Gold (2016), Gianni Versace in American Crime Story (2018), Detective Joe Mendoza in The Undoing (2020)

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The 355 cast also includes John Douglas Thompson (Mare of Easttown, The Gilded Age), Jason Flemyng (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Leo Staar (Call the Midwife, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan), Jason Wong (White Dragon, The Gentlemen) and Emilio Insolera (Sign Gene: The First Deaf Superheroes).

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.